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Lords Parliamentary Written Question (Correction)

Volume 528: debated on Tuesday 24 May 2011

My noble Friend, the spokeswoman for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has made the following statement:

On 27 April 2011, I answered the following written PQ:

“Lord Laird: to ask Her Majesty’s Government what charges are made by mobile phone network providers for providing information to the public on location and incoming and outgoing calls on mobile phones removed during night-time dwelling burglaries [HL 8480]”, Official Report, column WA142.

The question was amended and should have been answered as follows:

“To ask Her Majesty’s Government what charges are made by mobile phone network providers for providing information to the police on location and incoming and outgoing calls on mobile phones removed during night-time dwelling burglaries.[HL8480]”

Answer:

The police and other designated public authorities may use part 1, chapter 2 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) to require a communications service provider to disclose certain information about a communication, which may include details on the location and incoming and outgoing calls, when it is necessary and proportionate to do so. The Act allows for communications service providers to be recompensed for the cost of carrying out such disclosures.